Rumours are beginning to circulate about the possibility of Bitmain going bankrupt before the year is out, at least according to BTCKing 555, who brought light to the possibility back in November.
If you haven’t heard of Bitmain, they are a well-known crypto company with a lot of hardware mining products on the market, including the popular Antminer S9i. Though despite this reputation, they have found themselves in the news more than once.
Today, BTCKing 555 posted on Twitter stating: “Breaking: Bitmain has all but run out of the funds raised in summer! It has net liquidated 400k BCH and is now down to 750k BCH. All the BCH coming in from sales are being sold!”
Breaking: Bitmain has all but run out of the funds raised during summer! It has net liquidated 400K BCH and is now down to 750K BCH. All the BCH coming in from sales are being sold! Jihan will announce another wave of significant layoffs soon!!
— BTCKING555 (@btcking555) December 17, 2018
This speculation shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise if you’ve been keeping up to date with the latest crypto and blockchain news. Recently, Bitmain’s co-founder, Jihan Wu, found himself at the centre of controversy following the revelation of his involvement in the Bitcoin Cash fork.
Furthermore, Bitmain were recently set to launch an IPO based in Hong Kong; however, that itself was surrounded in its own controversy following an ongoing $5 million lawsuit involving Bitmain related to unauthorised mining.
Of course, speculation is speculation, and nothing more until it proves true or false. The rumour that Bitmain might go bankrupt may not come to fruition. However, controversy seems to be following Bitmain wherever they go lately. This naturally brings about more questions than it does answers; what will become of the hardware mining behemoth?
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